Who is Yoder Ag Services?

Fred Yoder


Fred Yoder Portrait

Fred Yoder has been farming for nearly 40 years in the Plain City area. In the late 1970s he began working with the local DeKalb dealer Andy Farmwald delivering and billing seed corn. He eventually joined Andy as a partner, and upon his passing became full owner and operator of the DeKalb dealership, and has been selling seed now for over 33 years.

Fred farms with his family and raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on about 1500 acres in Madison and Union counties, along with the seed business.

Two years ago, Fred and his son Josh and daughter Sarah formed Yoder Ag Services LLC to better serve customer's needs as well as offering new products and services in a growing industry. He currently serves as chairman of the family business.

Fred has served on the Ohio Corn Growers Association Board of Directors for many years, and also served as president of the National Corn Growers Association in 2003. He has visited in many different countries around the world promoting biotechnology and co-existence in cropping systems. He is still very involved in various national groups that are doing strategic planning in preparing how best to feed a hungry world in sustainable ways.

Josh Yoder


Josh Yoder Portrait

Josh has served in a variety of roles on his family’s farm and ag retail seed dealership since coming back to the farm in 2010. In addition to farming 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat with his father, Josh serves as President of Yoder Ag Services, selling corn and soybean seed to farmers under the Dekalb and Asgrow brands and providing agronomic consulting services to customers.

Josh has extensive experience in the area of economic and financial analysis. Following the completion of his Master’s Degree from Purdue University, Josh has served as an independent business consultant in the bioenergy arena providing business analysis and development services primarily to companies looking to utilize the perennial grass miscanthus as a biofuel feedstock.

Josh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University with a focus on financial analysis and contract design for biofuel production.

Sarah Chase

Vice President

Sarah Chase & family

Sarah grew up on the family farm and has always felt that agriculture is a special and meaningful way of life. Starting in late 2007 she starting working with her father with the accounting and administrative aspects of the business and took an interest in learning more about the farming process and how important decisions are made through new products and services in the industry.

Sarah serves as Partner and Vice President of Yoder Ag Services LLC. She handles the accounting and administrative aspects of the seed business, as well as works with ordering and inventory management. Sarah also has experience in keeping farm accounting records.

In addition to her work at Yoder Ag Services, Sarah works full time supporting her family, and works as an Independent Meeting Planner. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University.